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Newberg MOPS

Welcome to Newberg MOPS!

MOPS is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers. We believe that incubating hearts and giving just-because-hugs can change the course of history. That’s why MOPS connects moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another.


MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers we mean kiddos from birth through kindergarten. We know it’s a little confusing so let’s just stick with “MOPS.”


We are moms, and we believe that better moms make a better world.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

2014 Christmas Bazaar Vendor Form

If you are interested in signing up to be a vendor at the MOPS Christmas Bazaar Fundraiser the form you need to fill out can be found here.

The deadline for MOPS moms to have priority to sign up is Monday, September 22nd.  After that you will still be able to sign up to have a table at the bazaar, but sign ups will be open to the public as well.  For example, if you sell Wildtree products and you aren't signed up by the 22nd to have a table and someone from outside of MOPS signs up to sell Wildtree products and you aren't signed up you will lose your chance.  In order to sign up you can send Angela Kantz an email and let her know you are interested and what products you will be selling. Her email is angela.kantz@gmail.com.  Please have your form filled out and be ready to pay or make a plan to pay with Angela by the October meeting.  The cost is $20 per table space if you are a part of MOPS.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Welcome to a New Year at MOPS

Your Steering Team is so excited for this year and our first MOPS meeting.  Below is the link to the newsletter that will be on everyone's table Monday morning.  Included in the newsletter is information about upcoming events to make note of.  See you Monday morning!

September Newsletter

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Meet Your Steering Team - Jean Brunson



Name -  Jean Brunson
Position – Publicity
Kids/Family – I have been married to my husband Jason for five years and we have a four year old daughter, Avonlea.
Where did you grow up - Los Angeles, CA until I was in junior high and then I have lived in the Portland area since then.

What did you do before kids – I taught first grade for five years and then quit to be home with my daughter, but continued to sub for two years after that until I finally decided to just stay home full time with my daughter.

Hobbies – reading, cooking (not baking) and watching live theater  

Favorite MOPS memory –
I really don’t have one favorite memory that comes to mind, but I really enjoyed helping out at the Christmas Bazaar last year.  It was awesome to see how many people supported our bake sale.  I also really enjoy chatting with other moms during the meetings without interruptions.  

Why did you join steering -  
I joined because I really like MOPS and have enjoyed being a part of this group and I really wanted to get more involved and meet other moms outside of my table group.
 
What are you most looking forward to for this year of MOPS –
I am looking forward to hearing the different speakers and meeting new moms that will be at my table group.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Meet Your Steering Team - Whitney Bollman



Name - Whitney Bollman

Position - Moppets Liaison

Kids/Family- Sarah 3yrs, 1 guinea pig, 2 chinchillas

Where did I grow up -  Born and raised in Enterprise (eastern Oregon).

What did I do before kids - I served in the US Army. Before that I worked and volunteered at Willamette Christian School in Eugene while going to school.

Hobbies - I love to read, watch movies, ride horses, and clean.

Favorite MOPS memory - Learning from other moms that it is okay to have a beautiful mess and that life isn't perfect.

Why did I join steering - I had so many moms help me last year that I wanted to give back that same blessing to other moms.

What am I most looking forward to this year- Looking forward to meeting new moms and gain friendships.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Meet Your Steering Team - Kaite Weaver



Name-Kaite Weaver (yes that is how I spell my name)
Position-Hospitality
Kids/Family-Husband of almost 8 years, Son - 6, Daughter - 2
Where did you grow up -SW Washington
What did you do before kids-Worked full time, volunteered a lot more and had a lot less weeds in my garden 
Hobbies-Gardening, working out

Favorite MOPS memory-Making nest necklaces at Mom's time out

Why did you join steering-To help make this group a fun place for moms to come and get renewed and refreshed

What are you most looking forward to for this year of MOPS-Planning fun activities for moms to enjoy and encouraging other moms in this crazy journey called parenting.